Disneyland Paris… Why do I want to go??? Well for starters, it’s DISNEY, hello! I have a goal that at some point in my life, I will visit all of the Disney Parks around the world. So far, I only have one under my belt and that is Walt Disney World, which I know and love! But I am hoping in the near future, that I can branch out to visiting other parks.
And Disneyland Paris & Walt Disney Studios Park just may be the first!!! Jason and I are planning a second honeymoon next year for our 20th wedding anniversary to Scotland and England. And as it happens, we were seated next to a Scotsman on our flight home from Disney World in January, at which time he told us that there is a train from London that will take you almost to the gates of Disneyland Paris. Sooo… if we are in London… we may have to extend our trip across the channel…
Here are some sights and attractions I am most excited to see and experience:
Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant or in English – Sleeping Beauty Castle
From what I have seen from pictures and videos, this castle is absolutely beautiful! It is rich in detail, as any European castle should be, and is just a sight to behold. And I can’t wait to experience the dragon (La Taniere du Dragon) hiding in the dungeon!!!
Ratatouille: The Adventure & Bistrot Chez Remy
Ratatouille is one of my favorite Disney movies of recent years and what better park for an attraction than in Paris! What fun it will be to feel like a small animal scurrying around the streets of Paris! And of course, we just must have lunch with Remy in his larger-than-life restaurant.
This just sounds like too much fun! Crush is one of the most memorable characters and deserves his own ride. I love the Seas with Nemo and Turtle Talk with Crush at Epcot, but wouldn’t it be fun to take these characters and throw in a bit of thrill as well? Sounds good to me… Who doesn’t like a good rollercoaster?
Space Mountain: Mission 2
I read once that this ride is Space Mountain’s ‘bigger, badder brother’. Count me in! Space Mountain was one of the rides that stands out the most from my first trip to Disney World when I was 11, so it holds a special place in my heart. Absolutely I want to experience this ride in a new and exciting format!
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril
Are you noticing a theme here with the rollercoasters? Well that’s because I am a bit of an adrenaline junky… I have not yet met a coaster I wouldn’t ride (there have been a few I didn’t care for, but I tried them). I have heard nothing but praise on this ride! I love the Indiana Jones series and always watch the stunt show at Hollywood Studios, so I am really looking forward to this.
Toy Story Playland & Buzz Lightyear Laser Blast
With Toy Story Land being built in Hollywood Studios, I am super curious to see how this will look. If I am able to visit Disneyland Paris before the opening in HS…. Well it will be a neat experience to get an idea what to expect. I haven’t met a Pixar movie I didn’t like, and Toy Story 1, 2 & 3 are in my top 10 of all time! And of course I have to try to become a Galactic Hero.
Meeting Mickey Mouse
Part of my goal of visiting every Disney park, is to meet Mickey in each of these parks! Why? Because in my heart, Mickey Mouse IS Disney! He is my all time favorite character!
So these are just a few I have highlighted. I also want to experience Alice’s Curious Labyrinth (Alice is not one of my favorite stories, but I have seen pictures of this and it is a must do for me). And visit my favorites with a Paris twist: Phantom Manor (aka Haunted Mansion), Pirates of the Caribbean, Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster. And Disneyland Paris has attractions that can no longer be found at Walt Disney World… Studio Tram Tour and Moteurs… Action! Stunt Show Spectacular (aka Lights, Motor, Action! at Hollywood Studios) which originated in DLP.
But overall, I looks like an amazing park and I cannot wait to see it in person. I will brush up on my very limited abysmal French… but I have been told that you can enjoy the park perfectly in English. Hopefully, we will be able to go in June 2017, fingers crossed.